Wood Floor High Gloss Finish - One question I have been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? Lots of people have a wooden floor in their own house which has been down for 6-10 years that is looking tired, lifeless, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of people realize things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, although that first floor boards or parquet floors may be sanded back to make a finished floor that is lovely.
Firstly you have to learn what type of floor you have, and most importantly it is wood. In case your floor is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the only alternative is to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it is basically a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to either an MDF or plywood plank, sanding it ruin the floor and would sand the paint off.
There are just two types of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good news along with engineered and solid wood flooring is, both could be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it features the same construction engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 millimeters bonded to your base of ply or MDF board, because of its construction and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it stays very flat.
This means if sanded accurately you need to only need to sand off less when compared to a millimeter, or so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times If your floor is solid wood flooring it will have a very similar appearance to engineered at first glance, but nevertheless, it will likely be assembled entirely of one piece of wood from the face of the base. Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it's not as good a product as engineered as it is more inclined to warping.